Early mastery of the two kana syllabaries of the Japanese writing system - hiragana and katakana - is essential for anyone who wishes to make rapid and steady progress in the Japanese language. But learning all the syllabaries one by one is a painstaking and time-consuming process. This handy book introduces a wonderful new method that helps make the process much easier. It aids students to memorize and recognize the shapes of the various kana symbols through a clever series of pictorial mnemonics. Now you can learn them with great ease, anytime and anywhere - at home, in the train, in the classroom - with this simple method.